Detroit Agenda

Conference Opening Welcome Remarks
Background & Basics Why the Federal Government wants to share their technology and funding to get you started.
Keynote Address Crushing the future
How to Make Federal Laboratories Work for You License patents, use Federal laboratory equipment and facilities, negotiate royalties with government scientists, and have them help with your research. Everything is negotiable and cooperative research & development agreements are one way to jump start your idea.
Innovative Strategies for Commercialization Hear directly from two minority business that successfully used NASA and NSA patents to develop new products.
Finding the Money Are you serious about getting funding for your idea? Are potential funders serious about backing you or just trying to get a larger piece of your pie? Avoid the “valley of death”.
University Spotlight Wayne State Tech Transfer & Commercialization
Networking Make connections with speakers, MBDA Business Centers, and local support organizations.

The agenda is subject to change for each market.